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Biographical notes on Lancashire players who played against Yorkshire, or participated in events in Yorkshire.

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Rev. Wilfred Charles Palmer

Birth:

01/07/1873, Wallasey, Cheshire; reg. Q3 1873, Birkenhead

Baptism:

24/07/1873, Wallasey, Cheshire

Death:

01/09/1914, Port of Spain, Trinidad, West Indies; probate at London to Edith Mary Palmer; left £268 17s

Parents:

Henry James Palmer (born 1834/35, Clapham, Surrey; clergyman without cure), Margaret Stewart Palmer

Siblings:

Bernard B Palmer (born 1868/69, Wallasey)

Mary S Palmer (born 1874/75, Wallasey)

Mary Stewart Palmer (born 1872/73, Wallasey)

Cyril Henry Palmer (born 1874/75, Wallasey)

Margaret Edith Palmer  (born 1876/77, Wallasey)

Marriage:

31/12/1908, St John the Baptist, Halifax, to Edith Mary Shoebridge (born 1880/81), spinster of St. John’s Lane, Halifax, daughter of Walter Shoebridge (deceased), jeweller.

Children:

?

Residence,

Occupation:

03/04/1881: Claremont School, Claremont Road, Wallasey; (school run by father); scholar

05/04/1891: The Vicarage, Cranbourne(?) Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancs.; scholar

31/03/1901: ?

24/03/1906: Manchester [per match result]

26/01/1907: Bolton [per match result]

21/03/1908: Todmorden [per match result]

31/12/1908: “Salford Todmorden”; clerk in holy orders [marriage register]

02/04/1911: ?

01/09/1914: The Rectory, Couva, Trinidad, West Indies [probate records]

Chess:

Played for Manchester Chess Club and Lancashire as late, at least, as 1911.  Moved to Trinidad at some time from 1911 to 1914.

 

 

John Milton Pollitt

Birth:

Born 1851, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester; reg. Q2 1851, at Chorlton

Death:

05/01/1912; reg. Q1 1912, Brompton, Kent; probate to Julia Pollitt, widow, and Dorothy Sophia Pollitt, spinster; left £37,110 9s 6d.

Parents:

Thomas Pollitt, accountant & estate agent (born 1824/25, Bury, Lancs.)

Sophia Pollitt (born 1821/22, Leicester)

Siblings:

Maria Pollitt (born 1848/49, Manchester)

Jessie Pollitt (born 1855/56, Manchester)

Marriage:

to Julia Robinson (born 1856/57, Hulme, Manchester); reg. Q1 1876, at Chorlton, Manchester

Children:

Maud J. Pollitt (born 1877/78, Moss Side, Manchester; death at age 18 reg. Q4 1896, at Chorlton

Winifred Pollitt (born 1882/83, Levenshulme)

Dorothy Sophia Pollitt (born 1889/90, Levenshulme)

Residence,

Occupation:

07/04/1861 [census]: Tamworth Court, Hulme, Manchester;

02/04/1871 [census]: 8 Chorlton Terrace, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester; clerk

03/04/1881 [census]: [Willow Bank, 18] Park Avenue, Levenshulme, Manchester; accountant

05/04/1891 [census]: Willow Bank, [18] Park Avenue, Levenshulme, Manchester; accountant and estate agent

31/03/1901 [census]: [Willow Bank,] 18 Park Avenue, Levenshulme, Manchester; living on own means

02/04/1911 [census]: Woodlawn, Bickley, Kent; private means. (He signed his own name as “J. Milton Pollitt”.)

05/01/1912 [probate]: Woodlawn, Bickley, Kent

Chess:

“J. M. Pollitt” of Manchester played in the following matches: 1883 Hull Church Inst. v Manchester Athenaeum, 1883 Yorkshire v Lancashire, 1884 Lancashire v Yorkshire, 1887 Yorkshire v Lancashire, 1889 Yorkshire v Lancashire and 1890 Lancashire v Yorkshire.

 

 

Edward W Ruttle

Birth:

1856/57,Limerick, Ireland [censuses & age at death]

Death:

1918; reg. Q3 1918, at Chorlton, aged 61

Marriage:

Married 1881 to 1884 wife who died at some time from 1884 to 1891

Children:

Samuel C, Ruttle (born 1884/85, London)

Residence,

Occupation:

07/04/1861: ?

02/04/1871: ?

03/04/1881 [census]: Call Quay, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk; commercial traveller for publishers (single)

05/04/1891 [census]: 18 Duke Street, Moss Side, Manchester; commission agent (widowed, with son)

31/03/1901: ?

02/04/1911: ?

Chess:

He represented Lancashire as a Manchester player in the matches 1898 Lancashire v Yorkshire, 1902 Yorkshire v Lancashire, 1903 Yorkshire v Lancashire, 1906 Lancashire v Yorkshire, 1907 Lancashire v Yorkshire and 1912 Lancashire v Yorkshire.

Note:

There was also an Edward Ruttle (without a “W”) born 1855/56, Bretherton, Lancs., cotton-loom overworker, married Eleanor, and had children Edward Ruttle junior (born 1882/83, Blackburn) and Eleanor Ruttle junior (born 1890.91, Blackburn).  The chess-player was always named with the middle initial “W.”, and so was the Irish-born commercial traveller and commission agent.  None of the sources found specify what the “W.” stood for.

 

 

Created

06/12/2013

Stephen John Mann

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Last Updated

06/12/2013